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HomeBreaking News'Congress has to investigate' Biden documents matter, McCarthy says

‘Congress has to investigate’ Biden documents matter, McCarthy says

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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday continued to say that Congress has an obligation to investigate President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents and attempted to compare Biden’s handling of classified documents to former President Donald Trump’s.

Referring to the new “weaponization of the federal government” subcommittee, McCarthy said, “I see it could go from that committee or others, but I think Congress has to investigate this.”

McCarthy said he didn’t see the difference between the two situations, despite Trump’s months of stonewalling investigators efforts to retrieve them.

U.S. Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 12, 2023 in Washington, DC.

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“From one standpoint they knew the documents were there — they actually asked President Trump to put another lock on it, so they were locked,” McCarthy said, adding that Biden “utilized the Justice Department to raid President Trump.”

Asked why it isn’t a priority to investigate Trump’s handling of classified documents — given he says it’s a priority to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents — McCarthy dodged and continued to focus on the “raid” of Mar-a-Lago and the manner in which Trump’s home was searched.

“We don’t think there needs to be a special prosecutor, but I think Congress has a role,” McCarthy said.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 12,

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday continued to say that Congress has an obligation to investigate President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents and attempted to compare Biden’s handling of classified documents to former President Donald Trump’s. U.S. Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol Building, Jan. 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. Asked why it isn't a priority to investigate Trump's handling of classified documents -- given he says it's a priority to investigate Biden's handling of classified documents -- McCarthy dodged and continued to focus on the "raid" of Mar-a-Lago and the manner in which Trump's home was searched.

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